Saturday, October 31, 2020

colours for a hat /body memory

Looking through my bin of yarn remnants to see if I have the colours to make a hat.

I knit like a European because that's how my European mother taught me. The yarn that feeds the needle is looped around my forefinger. I move my wrists to knit. Most North Americans I've watched knitting scoop one hand around the needle with every stitch. To me that looks so labour-intensive. But that's how they learned. 

Body memory has its charms. The whole point to  knitting (IMO) is not to think. It's hand meditation.  

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